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Панайот Тодоров, музиката и радиото
Panayot Todorov: Music Creator on Radio

Author(s): Stanislava Georgiava, Yanko Marinov
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: In 1935, Panayot Tododrov headed Radio Sofia and succeeded in establishing a elite, progressive, respected and demanded cultural institution in this country, comparable in terms of its achievements with established European radio broadcasters. In his varied activities of a painter, reviewer, poet and theatre theoretician, P. Todorov did not shy away from music either, sharing and backing the ideas of the Radio’s first manager, composer and pianist Dimiter Nenov. Music programmes included more often than not national premieres of Bulgarian and foreign pieces and had the biggest share compared with the rest of the themed programmes. Broadcasting folk music was also a progressive idea. Radio Sofia established international relations and cooperation with other broadcasters mostly in the field of music exchange. Regardless of the insufficiently developed technical equipment, there were broadcasts live from abroad. The uplift achieved by P. Todorov was due to a rarely occurring combination of the professional skills of an artist and sustained inner striving to cover all the bases, to fascinate people, to influence and reshape the entire society through radio programmes.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-54
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian